President Trump’s Executive Order on US Bulk Power System Electric Equipment: Questions and Analysis

President Trump’s May 1, 2020, Executive Order prohibiting certain transactions involving bulk-power system electric equipment developed, manufactured or supplied by a foreign adversary could have far-reaching implications for both the renewable and conventional power industries. The breadth of the Executive Order raises key questions and concerns for sponsors and developers of energy projects, construction contractors and energy project investors.

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Carl J. FlemingCarl J. Fleming
Carl J. Fleming focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, project development and project finance, predominately in the renewable energy industry. He leads energy, infrastructure and PPP transactions throughout the US and in more than 40 countries worldwide. Carl represents private equity investors, Fortune 500 companies, foreign governments, and a broad range of leading renewable energy developers and sponsors. Read Carl Fleming's full bio.


Christopher GladbachChristopher Gladbach
Christopher Gladbach counsels clients in energy M&A, project development, tax equity and project finance transactions. Chris works with energy clients in structuring complex equity and debt investments, advises both buyers and sellers in the power sector in mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures, and on the development of large-scale energy projects. He assists his clients in mitigating and allocating risk associated with these transactions in conjunction with achieving their primary business and financial objectives. Read more.


David LevineDavid Levine
David J. Levine focuses his practice on all aspects of international trade and related regulatory matters. He counsels clients on import relief, customs, export controls, trade sanctions, anti-boycott and anticorruption laws, and related trade laws and procedures. David represents clients in antidumping and countervailing duty cases and related federal appellate litigation, trade controls and customs audits and enforcement proceedings, trade-related legislative and rulemaking proceedings, and trade negotiations. Read David Levine's full bio.


AvatarDavid G. Tewksbury
David G. Tewksbury focuses his practice on federal energy regulatory law, particularly as it relates to electric power. He advises independent power producers, power marketers, trade associations and others on a wide range of federal energy regulatory, markets and reliability matters. David's full bio.


Edward ZaelkeEdward Zaelke
Edward (Ed) Zaelke is the head of the Firm’s Global Energy Project Finance group. He focuses his practice on project finance and private equity in renewable energy transactional matters. With more than 30 years of experience, he advises clients on all elements of alternative energy development and finance, including equity and debt financing, merger and acquisition transactions, equipment purchase and sale agreements, power purchase agreements, siting and other real property issues, governmental approvals, and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts. Read Ed Zaelke's full bio.


Joel A. HugenbergerJoel A. Hugenberger
  Joel A. Hugenberger advises clients on tax equity, project finance, acquisition finance and corporate finance transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors with a particular emphasis on transactions relating to renewable energy and distributed generation. Joel represents tax equity investors, sponsors, developers, borrowers, lenders and arrangers in the financing of complex energy and infrastructure projects, domestically and internationally, and in the structuring and negotiation of various secured and unsecured loan facilities, joint ventures and tax equity investment structures. Read Joel A. Hugenberger's full bio.


AvatarNeil Levy
Neil L. Levy focuses his practice on energy-related regulatory and transactional matters. He represents independent power producers, electric power and natural gas marketers, merchant transmission developers, interstate pipelines and local distribution companies before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), state public utility commissions and the courts of appeal. Neil regularly represents private equity clients in merger and acquisition transactions in the energy sector. He also focuses on representing clients in energy-related investigations and audits before FERC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Read Neil Levy's full bio.


AvatarRaymond Paretzky
Raymond Paretzky counsels clients on import relief measures, customs compliance, and export controls and trade sanctions and CFIUS. Raymond's full bio.

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